Robert D. Adgate Jr.

August 1, 1946April 16, 2012

Robert D. Adgate, Jr.

Robert D Adgate Jr., 65, died peacefully in hospice care on April 16, 2012, after a brief but intense battle with lung cancer. He died surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs FL. He is survived by his wife Sharon and father Robert D. Adgate Sr., with whom he shared a home in Merritt Island, FL; two sons Michael and Stephen of Marshall VA; daughter Chrys Pope of New Orleans, LA; sister Gloria A. Benns of Fort Pierce, FL; two daughters-in-law Tammy Adgate and Carla Adgate; and four granddaughters Josephine, Rebecca, Jennifer, and Carleigh; and several nephews and nieces. His mother Gloria B. Adgate passed away in 2004.

He will be dearly remembered and profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him as a caring and kind man, who gave unselfishly of himself to his family and his friends.

Bob spent the first half of his life in Bethesda MD, where he was an Eagle Scout. He was in the inaugural graduating class of Walt Whitman High School, where he was an All-Metropolitan running back for Whitman’s first football team. He attended Montgomery College, after which he became a business entrepreneur. He also served in the D. C. National Guard from 1967-1972. His first marriage to Kathleen Montgomery, mother of his two sons, ended in 1982.

Bob relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 1984, where he and Sharon started S&B Trucking and Supply Inc, followed by S&B RV Specialists. Son Mike worked in the family business for many years, and others in the family -- Tammy, Bob Sr., Steve and Chrys -- helped out as well. He and Sharon sold the business in 2005 and retired to Florida, settling first in Titusville and later moving to Merritt Island. On moving to Florida, Bob and Sharon convinced Bob Sr. to join them.

Bob found many ways to enjoy life and to contribute to the lives of others. He was a devoted family man and was especially dedicated to helping young people develop into strong adults. When his sons were young, he coached them in baseball; and when his granddaughters began to play sports, he became an avid fan, cheering them on from the sidelines. Bob truly enjoyed his retired life in Florida, spending time boating and fishing and with many new friends.

The family followed Bob's wish to be cremated and plans a Celebration of his Life, to be scheduled at a later date. Donations made to the Fauquier Falcon High School Booster Club, Attn: Softball and Soccer Programs at The Falcon Booster Club, Inc., P.O. Box 1166, Warrenton, VA 20188 would honor Bob as well as help his granddaughters. To leave your condolences please go to


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Matthew Hodge

July 16, 2012

I was deeply shocked when i heard of Bob's passing. I had the pleasure of working for him for several years and was very fond of him and Sharon. My heart goes out to the family

Sheryl Fancher

July 6, 2012

To my godfather, wish I had gotten to know you in my adult years.. I remember you from you my teenager days.. Rest in peace..

Kate Gray

May 7, 2012

Sharon,Popeye,Mike,and Steve,

I was so deeply saddened to hear of Bob's illness and passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with Bob cheering for his boys under the Friday Night lights.

April 25, 2012

There's a face we shall always remember
A voice we shall always recall,
A memory to cherish forever,
Of one so dear to us all.
Bob will be missed by all of his Friends he's made over the years.
Sharon and Popeye not a day goes by that we don't miss him and feel for you both .

We know he is not suffering but still saddens us to know he is not here with us.

So glad we made the connection from Bob and Sandy through J & V.


April 25, 2012

Blessings from the staff at Hospice of the Comforter

Ken and Ann Lucas

April 24, 2012

Sharon, Popeye and family...we were so deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing (as expressed previously) but want to stress to you how much we will treasure our fond memories of "Big Bob" as he was so affectionaly known to some of us at TGO. He was indeed one of a kind.
Ken and Ann Lucas..Canada (formerly Titusville Fl)

Nancy (Davis) Babb

April 23, 2012

Sharon, Bob, Gloria Ann and the rest of the Adgate family: I am so sorry you have lost Bobby. It doesn't seem possible. I have many happy
memories of time spent with the Adgates. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 23, 2012

dear sharon & popeye When Charlie & I heard about Bobs illness & then his passing : we both started remembering all the GOOD TIMES when you were are neighbors here at tgo !!! our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Jane & charlie Acton

Bob and Carol Hall

April 23, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss, Sharon. We didn't get to know you both very well, but enjoyed every moment we spent with you. You are special to both of us and we will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

April 22, 2012

Bob was, and always will be, the embodiment of a husband, son, father, and grandfather. He was about the best friend anyone could ever have. We feel that we are better people for having him in our lives. We shall remember "Heavy-Gate" our hearts and prayers.
Valerie and Jim